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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is the fundamental evil face of progressivism. Remember the words of an early 20th Century progressive, George Bernard Shaw....

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    How do you reach this conclusion? Under pure capitalism, many are unable to pay. Being unable to pay would then mean no treatment at all. At some point we have to talk actual issues and meaningless labels of left and right.

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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    How do you reach this conclusion? Under pure capitalism, many are unable to pay. Being unable to pay would then mean no treatment at all. At some point we have to talk actual issues and meaningless labels of left and right.

    I don't know what country you are speaking of, it certainly isn't the United States.
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    "Justify your existence." hmmm well i don't think that video has much at all to do with anything that I have said here. In fact, not many people these days could justify their existence according to Shaw's standards. I'm not suggesting that anyone be hauled off to a death camp or any such nonsense. But occasionally, nature needs to do its work. Death is a natural part of life. And since all things come to an end, prolonging suffering for the sake of pretending to value humanity is foolish and reckless. How many people here really value the lives of strangers? Not many, I would bet. It's easy to be an armchair warrior. It costs you nothing.

    With your opening statement....I understand that progressives are masters at re-labeling, or redefining what is said all in order to mask the ultimate goal of social utopia that you envision, however, Shaw beat you to it almost a hundred years ago, and at least he was straight forward with his progressive vision, and ends of his means. Today's progressive is trying too hard to hide what it is they want, and thus they just come off as liars.
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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

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    Well there are two sets of "loons and professional partisans" at play here. Neither set represent compassion in society today.
    I support compassion under the condition that the cost does not outweigh the benefit.
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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

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    I support compassion under the condition that the cost does not outweigh the benefit.
    Well that depends on who beneficiary doesnt it? I mean if two wolfs and a sheep are voting on dinner?

    Throwing money at someone isnt really helping them and I am not asserting that money is the answer. In many cases all the money in the world will not ease the pain or save the persons life. The problem though is that many are treating the problem as a generalization as if we could use a one size fits all policy.

    Couldnt we create a national slush fund give what you can on your tax returns but no one is compelled to donate. Church's are not above helping the needy or in many cases helping out lazy bums. Locally when disaster strike the community will pool their money together to help the victims. WHy not organize the compassion of the entire country to help those that need it most? Give what you can? Such behavior is in our proud heritage historically. Why should we make this a political wrestling match of ideologies?

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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic' | Mail Online



    The "care pathway" is where they sedate patients and then withdraw life sustaining care, basically killing them off.

    Put the government in charge of health care and then see what happens when the government gets short of money.

    The BHS basically pays a bounty for every patient finished off this way. 130,000 patients are killed this way yearly, apparently almost half of them without consent.

    The British Health Minister calls the pathway "a great step forward."
    Yeah...they should be told, but I don't object to the practice.

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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I don't know what country you are speaking of, it certainly isn't the United States.
    I limited that to pure capitalism. It's one reason there are no pure capitalist systems to speak of in the world. Here you hedge, giving treatment and passing the cost on to those who can pay, much more expensive and inefficient than any UHC system.

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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I limited that to pure capitalism. It's one reason there are no pure capitalist systems to speak of in the world. Here you hedge, giving treatment and passing the cost on to those who can pay, much more expensive and inefficient than any UHC system.
    Oh, ok, you didn't make that very clear. The US isn't a pure capitalist system either. In fact, I could be wrong, but I don't know of any system in the world that is pure capitalism. Do you? Passing costs that are uncovered, and unpaid is how our system is done now, and it is flawed, causing rise in costs to those who do pay, however, what changes with Obamacare, other than the point at which that redistribution takes place? I mean, it is either business passing unfunded liability along, or it is government centralizing the system, and taking the money beforehand and redistributing it....Either way it is the same result. And I don't put much faith in the premise that government doing things more efficiently.
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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, ok, you didn't make that very clear. The US isn't a pure capitalist system either. In fact, I could be wrong, but I don't know of any system in the world that is pure capitalism. Do you? Passing costs that are uncovered, and unpaid is how our system is done now, and it is flawed, causing rise in costs to those who do pay, however, what changes with Obamacare, other than the point at which that redistribution takes place? I mean, it is either business passing unfunded liability along, or it is government centralizing the system, and taking the money beforehand and redistributing it....Either way it is the same result. And I don't put much faith in the premise that government doing things more efficiently.
    In what you quote I say there is no such system, and that there will be large numbers who would not be able pay for such care is ONE reason why.

    And no, the result is not the same. Thre is no mechanism to monitor or see if the cost being passed on is what it actually costs, meaning a lot more room to gouge. It is not an efficient system; in fact, the system is chaotic and overrun with paperwork and overhead. Government as I speak of it (singled, two teired) could not do worse.

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    Re: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told...

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    In what you quote I say there is no such system, and that there will be large numbers who would not be able pay for such care is ONE reason why.

    And no, the result is not the same. Thre is no mechanism to monitor or see if the cost being passed on is what it actually costs, meaning a lot more room to gouge. It is not an efficient system; in fact, the system is chaotic and overrun with paperwork and overhead. Government as I speak of it (singled, two teired) could not do worse.
    But that wasn't the bill of goods we were sold by Obama now was it? Obama and Pelosi didn't say "hey, let us take over a 6th of the economy, we will run it about the same".....No. They said that the system was broken, to which I think everyone agrees, and that they were going to make it better. Also, the infamous now statement by Pelosi, "we have to pass the bill, to see what's in the bill"... See, I don't even think that they can run it comparably, there is nothing that we see now that government runs, that doesn't constantly require more, and more taxpayer input. Think Post office.
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